Yankees Rumors & News

  • Adam Warren officially named fifth starter, finally

    River Ave Blues "As expected, Joe Girardi officially named Adam Warren the fifth starter this afternoon, according to all the reporters in Tampa. Warren out-pitched the competition in Spring Training and it was especially obvious he had won the job after Esmil Rogers was moved to the bullpen last week. Warren,..." April 01

  • MLB average salary to top $4 million

    Covers.com "The average Major League Baseball salary will cross the $4 million threshold when the regular season begins next week. According to an analysis by The Associated Press, the average salary is projected to be about $4.25 million in 2015, depending on transaction before the start of the season on..." April 01

  • Yankees believe Gregorius will be good to go for Opening Day

    New York Post "While the Yankees don’t seem too concerned about Didi Gregorius’ sprained left wrist, there was a degree of swelling in the area. “Didi still had a little swelling, so I don’t know if he will play [Wednesday],’’ Girardi said of Derek Jeter’s replacement at short after Tuesday’s 3-1 loss to the..." April 01

  • Major League players’ meal per diem to be $100.50 in 2015

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday we learned what the annual salary was in Major League Baseball. Now we know what the meal money situation is. I’m curious why the 50 cents is on there. Or what leads to the decision to raise it $1.50 from last year. I’m sure there are some accountants at MLB who have this all down..." April 01

  • Masahiro Tanaka says he’s ready for the season after final spring outing for the Yankees

    New York Daily News "Masahiro Tanaka’s workload this spring would tell you he’s not quite ready for Opening Day. The pitcher says otherwise. Tanaka made his fourth and final start of the spring, allowing three runs on seven hits over 4.1 innings in a 3-1 loss to the Twins on Tuesday at Hammond Stadium. The..." April 01

  • Baseball Working to Help Spanish-Speaking Players Express Themselves

    New York Times "When Jose Pirela, a 25-year-old Venezuelan utility player for the Yankees, sat on a dugout bench last Tuesday to speak with more than a dozen reporters about the concussion he sustained two days earlier from crashing into an outfield wall, he did not feel comfortable speaking in English to a..." March 31

  • Yankees' Cashman on Betances: 'Arm strength is not the issue'

    CBS Sports Fantasy News "Yankees general manager Brian Cashman addressed a report that the fastball of pitcher Dellin Betances lacks velocity Monday, calling the reports inaccurate, The Journal News reports. "The Betances 'Where has his velocity gone?' story is not accurate," Cashman said. "He's actually averaging a..." March 30

  • The New York press is getting desperate in their search for A-Rod intrigue

    Hardball Talk "Alex Rodriguez has been pretty uncooperative this spring training. Instead of breaking both hips and flailing miserably, he has hit pretty well for an old guy on a one-year layoff. Instead of being a big distraction he has put his head down, blended into the scenery, done his job and said all the..." March 30

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    Ken Davidoff @KenDavidoff

    And now Teixeira is walking fine at Steinbrenner Field. Got him on the kneecap, he said. He was wearing a knee pad. No tests. #Yankees

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Scott Baker released. Kyle Davies sent to AAA. Bryan Mitchell optioned to AAA. All potentially good news for Chase Whitley. #yankees

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    Lohud Yankees Blog @LoHudYankees

    Didi Gregorius said his wrist feels much better. Believes he'll be fine for Opening Day.

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Jared Burton is back in camp, said he has some contractual things to finalize but he's a Yankee again. Playing catch today.

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    Meredith Marakovits @M_Marakovits

    Didi Gregorious left wrist sprain will go for precautionary X-rays #yankees

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    Baseball Tonight @BBTN

    Alex Rodriguez will make his debut at 1st base on Sunday against the Astros. pic.twitter.com/gHa0Drq6Xz

  • Hal Steinbrenner hates losing to Mets just like father did, insists Yankees are not for sale

    New York Daily News "Sure, Hal Steinbrenner isn’t as blustery as his old man was. But losses to the Mets still cut him deeply, even if they come in meaningless March exhibition games. That’s why the Yankees’ loss to the Mets on Wednesday in Tampa made for “an unpleasant day here at Steinbrenner Field,” Steinbrenner..." March 27

  • As Betances struggles, Girardi undecided on Yankees’ closer

    New York Post "Dellin Betances’ subpar spring doesn’t have Yankees manager Joe Girardi delaying a decision as to who will replace David Robertson in the closer’s role. “That is a decision that will probably be talked about a lot next week,’’ Girardi said. “It’s not on the forefront of what we are trying to do..." March 27

  • Alex Rodriguez's cousin pleads guilty in Biogenesis case

    Sporting News "Alex Rodriguez's cousin, Yuri Sucart, has pleaded guilty in the federal investigation of performance-enhancing drugs that were illegally supplied to athletes through a Florida clinic, the Associated Press reported Friday. More than six years ago, the Yankees infielder confessed to doping and..." March 27

  • Yankees ace Masahiro Tanaka new sinker is reason for dip in velocity

    New York Daily News "The numbers tell a big part of the story for Masahiro Tanaka this spring. With a 1.74 ERA, 12 strikeouts and one walk over 10.1 innings in his first three starts, it’s been a successful month for Tanaka, who is pitching with a small tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right..." March 26

  • A-Rod subject to more drug testing

    ESPN New York "New York Yankees infielder Alex Rodriguez is subject to increased drug testing by Major League Baseball as a result of his 162-game suspension for using performance-enhancing drugs, according to baseball commissioner Rob Manfred. Speaking at Charlotte Sports Park, where the Yankees were playing..." March 26

  • Jacoby Ellsbury expected to be ready for start of season

    Hardball Talk "Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury was diagnosed with an oblique strain early last week, but it’s thought to be a fairly minor injury and he is expected to be ready for the beginning of the 2015 regular season. According to MLB.com’s Bryan Hoch, Ellsbury was able to take dry swings, play catch,..." March 26

  • Jeter's replacement already earning eye-popping praise from Yankee vets

    Fox Sports "I walked into the Yankees’ spring complex with no preconceived notions about what I wanted to write. I walked out stunned by the team’s excitement over Derek Jeter’s replacement, shortstop Didi Gregorius. So, let’s take a day off from talking about Alex Rodriguez’s comeback, the Yankees’..." March 26

  • Top Yankees prospect who was allegedly attacked has healthy spring, official says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Yankees pitching prospect who was hospitalized after he was allegedly attacked over the winter hasn't been hampered this spring by the injuries he sustained, minor league pitching coordinator Gil Paterson told New Jersey Advance Media. Authorities say former NFL hopeful Anthony Morales, 24,..." March 25

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    Daniel Barbarisi @DanBarbarisi

    So looks like Tanaka is the opening day starter barring something unforeseen.

  • Alex Rodriguez continues to earn Joe Girardi's confidence as Yankees' DH

    New York Daily News "Alex Rodriguez came to camp needing to prove himself to earn at-bats. He hasn’t done enough for Joe Girardi to name him as the everyday designated hitter, but A-Rod has shown his manager something with his first few weeks of at-bats. “I definitely think he’s swung the bat pretty good,”..." March 25

  • Masahiro Tanaka to be named the Yankees Opening Day starter

    Hardball Talk "Yesterday Joe Girardi admitted that, based on how the Yankees spring rotation has been set up, CC Sabathia would be on short rest for Opening Day, making him unlikely to start that day. Who is in line: Masahiro Tanaka. Sabathia has started the past six Opening Days for the Yankees. Before that..." March 25

  • Betances: My velocity ‘nowhere near where it should be’

    New York Post "Delin Betances didn’t know his fastball topped out at 94 mph on Tuesday night against the Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. All the Yankees’ giant right-handed closer candidate understood was that it was short of the gas he hurled last season when he lived in the high 90s and reached 100..." March 25

  • Rays honor Don Zimmer by retiring his uniform No. 66 on Opening Day

    Fox Sports Florida "The Tampa Bay Rays will honor Don Zimmer, a beloved baseball figure, by retiring his uniform No. 66 on Opening Day. On Tuesday, the team made the announcement to retire the number, which will happen during a ceremony before the Rays face the Baltimore Orioles on April 6 at Tropicana Field...." March 24

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Yankees say Pirela has a concussion and is getting a CT scan at Tradition Medical Center.

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    Jack Curry @JackCurryYES

    Pirela crashed into CF fence head-first in pursuit of Lagares fly ball. Was down on the track for a while. Now he's been helped into cart.

  • A-Rod Dating A Transgender Woman?

    Terez Owens "Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez has always had a thing for muscles on the ladies. Rumor has it A-Rod brought along some surprising company during spring training. She has many of the same physical characteristics of his past girlfriends (including a couple of very famous actresses): Tall, blonde,..." March 21

  • Yankees’ Pinstripes May Be Slimming, but a Nutritionist Helps

    New York Times "The most famous player in Yankees history had the most infamous diet. Babe Ruth was said to subsist, at least in part, on hot dogs and beer, the fuel that added to his legendary persona as a charismatic, fun-loving superstar. But if the Babe played for the Yankees today and ambled into their..." March 21

  • Yankees OF Jacoby Ellsbury could be out week with abdominal strain

    New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury’s abdominal strain appears to be a little more serious than the Yankees initially believed, but Joe Girardi isn’t worried about his center fielder being ready for the season. Ellsbury was sent for a precautionary MRI on Wednesday, diagnosed with a low-grade mild oblique strain...." March 19

  • Settlement reached in Roger Clemens defamation lawsuit

    CBSSports.com "A settlement has been reached in a long-running defamation lawsuit against former major-league pitcher Roger Clemens by his ex-trainer, the Associated Press reports. The settlement, which was reached after closed-door negotiations before U.S. Magistrate Judge Cheryl L. Pollak, will not require..." March 19

  • Jacoby Ellsbury out at least two days for Yankees with abdominal strain

    New York Daily News "Jacoby Ellsbury won't be in the lineup Tuesday or Wednesday thanks to a mild abdominal strain, but the Yankees aren't overly concerned. At least not yet, anyway. Ellsbury told the team he first felt the injury - technically diagnosed as a right rectus abdominis strain - before Sunday's game,..." March 18

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    Mark Feinsand @FeinsandNYDN

    Jacoby Ellsbury underwent precautionary MRI; low-grade mild oblique strain. No baseball activity for next seven days.

  • Yankees' Sabathia 'really nervous' in 1st start in 10 months

    The Score "CC Sabathia has insisted all spring that he's not judging himself on the results of the box score. Neither is his manager, Joe Girardi. Sabathia, who underwent season-ending surgery last summer to repair degenerative cartilage in his right knee, performed inconsistently across two innings..." March 18

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    Jayson Stark @jaysonst

    A scout who saw CC Sabathia last night says: "He threw better, & harder, than I've seen him throw in 3 years." Good sign for the #Yankees

  • Could the Yankees still build a great team through free agency?

    Pinstripe Alley "common narrative that's emerged in baseball over the past few years is that it's no longer possible to build a championship caliber team primarily through free agency. It's an idea that I've bought into willingly because the logic behind it makes plenty of sense. MLB's economic landscape has..." March 17

  • Surgery reveals bone spur in CC's right knee

    MLB.com "CC Sabathia walked into the Yankees' clubhouse on crutches Tuesday and had some bittersweet news regarding his knee surgery that took place July 31. Dr. Neal ElAttrache, as expected, cleared out the knee without any problems, but during his scope, the doctor found a bone spur that he shaved..." March 14

  • MLB approves external padding on pitchers' caps

    The Score "Major League Baseball has approved a revised product for pitcher's head protection that it hopes will be user-friendly enough to trigger widespread use. The league introduced a padded cap for the first time last season, but San Diego Padres lefty Alex Torres was the only pitcher to use it in a..." March 14

  • ‘Going to be a while’: Yankees get bad news on Capuano

    New York Post "Chris Capuano likely will start the season on the disabled list after suffering a strained right quadriceps during his start against the Red Sox on Wednesday. “It’s going to be a while,” manager Joe Girardi said before the Yankees beat the Braves, 3-2, at George M. Steinbrenner Field on..." March 13

  • Tanaka throws 2 perfect innings, tops 94 mph in spring debut

    The Score "Masahiro Tanaka's first spring start couldn't have gone any better. It was perfect. Tanaka didn't allow a baseunner through two innings of work against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, striking out two and inducing four groundballs on 19 pitches. He threw 15 strikes and his fastball sat in..." March 13

  • Yanks' Chris Capuano likely out April; CC Sabathia throws 29 pitches

    Fox Sports "CC Sabathia thinks he is ready for his first spring training start. The New York Yankees left-hander threw 29 pitches broken down into two innings during his first simulated game of spring training Thursday. Sabathia is lined up to possibly pitch on Tuesday. The 34-year-old was hobbled by a..." March 12

  • Mark Teixeira on NYCFC using Yankee Stadium: ‘It’s going to suck’

    New York Daily News "When the Yankees open the season at Yankee Stadium in April, they won’t just have to deal with questions about their roster, they may also have to deal with the condition of their field. With the New York City Football Club set to open its MLS season in the Bronx on Sunday and scheduled to play..." March 12

  • A-Rod goes deep for 1st spring training HR

    ESPN New York "Alex Rodriguez may have 654 career home runs, but the last one he slammed was in September 2013. So prior to hitting the first spring training home run of his comeback, a solo shot against the Boston Red Sox on Wednesday, he was not filled with confidence. Alex Rodriguez watches his home run..." March 12

  • Yankees' Hideki Matsui officially starts new baseball life

    Newark Star-Ledger "No time wasted. Hideki Matsui started the first day of his new baseball life Thursday. The new special assistant to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman toured the organization's minor league complex here with translator Roger Kahlon. Vice president of player development Gary Denbo said..." March 12

  • Why the Yankees are so lucky Cliff Lee stayed with the Phillies

    New York Post "The current rotation concerns of the Yankees and Rangers could be worse — Cliff Lee could have accepted one of the two highest total bids in December 2010. Lee turned down the Yankees’ seven-year, $150 million offer and the six year, $138 million bid of the Rangers — the teams viewed as the..." March 11

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    Yankees announce that LHP Chris Capuano has a Grade 2 quadriceps strain. Safe to say he will begin the year on the disabled list.

  • Stephen Drew’s awful 2014: Legit excuse or continued decline?

    New York Post "Yankees manager Joe Girardi said Stephen Drew was the Yankees’ starting second baseman on Tuesday. And Drew made it clear that was his expectation when he was told of the statement later in the day. That’s all well and good, but it won’t mean much if Drew doesn’t figure out a way to, you know,..." March 11

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    Bryan Hoch @BryanHoch

    In case there was still any doubt, Joe Girardi confirmed that his plan is for Stephen Drew to be the Yanks' everyday second baseman.